Wednesday, February 22, 2017

{Recipe}Salted Chocolate Chip Chickpea Blondie Cake-Vegan & Gluten Free

I made this "cake"  for my oldest's birthday and it was the perfect little treat that was actually pretty healthy!  You can find the original recipe here.
1 can (15 oz) chickpeas, rinsed and drained
1/2 cup natural peanut butter (or use any kind of nut butter)
1/3 cup maple syrup
2 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/3 cup vegan chocolate chips plus more for the top
sea salt for the top

To make:
  • Spray 9 inch round pan with cooking spray (you can also use an 8 x 8 square pan)
  • In a food processor (I used my Vitamix) combine all ingredients except chocolate chips and sea salt. Process until smooth.  Try not to eat all of the batter right now.
  • Fold in 1/3 cup chocolate chips
  • Spread batter into pan and smooth out with spatula. Sprinkle 2 TBS (or more) chocolate chips over the top.
  • Bake for 20-25 until a toothpick comes out clean. Edges will be turning a light brown. Let cool on wire rack for 20 minutes  and sprinkle with sea salt (optional)
    before serving.

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Jessica @ Barefoot by the Sea said...

Yes! Thank you so much for sharing! I think this would be a great treat for school vacation week when we're having friends over! It looks yummy and healthy, a win-win!!!

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Carla from The River said...

Wow, well done!
Thank you for sharing.

Anna of Mutton Style and Years said...

Amazing. Im surprised the chickpea taste doesn't come through. I'll have to experiment and try this.

likeschocolate said...

Thanks for the recipe. I am in the process of going Gluten Free as i have been diagnosed with Lupus and the idea of giving up treats just seems too hard, but this looks like a really yummy option. Have a great week!

Creations By Cindy said...

This looks amazingly good! Chickpeas? Are you serious? Never would I have thunk it! LOL! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Laura Everyday Edits said...

shut the front door! chickpeas!
Must make this weekend.

PS We are finally getting snow! laura

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

I have to try chickpeas, can't resist

Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

This sounds so good Heather! Thanks for sharing at C&C with J&J.

Morgan said...

This is too cool! I'm sure she loved it!

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